Color Coding Time Cards using Shop Floor Insight

From the desk of Tim Dimsdale

Color-coded visual cues are a great way to help identify which time card lines are open (not yet clocked off), as well as whether the setup time or runtime has been clocked-in. To prove this, check out the following image where the first line is clocked off and the last two are open lines.

The right side shows a time card with no color coding. The left side shows a time card with orange set for the open line color and light green set for the “Run Time” color. You’ll instantly see how much easier it is to differentiate time cards.

Time CardTime Card with Color Coding

As shown in the next screenshot, color configuration is available on every Shop Floor Client Configuration card, enabling each scanning station to have different coding.

Shop Floor Client Configuration Card

Both hex color values and standard HTML color names can be used. There are many free tools that help you select custom colors. Just search online for “html color picker tool“.

If color cues are not enough then you can always show the “Clocked Off At” column to see the exact time that time card lines are clocked off.

Shop Floor Insight Time Card Clock Off
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Shop Floor Data Collection for Business Central

Shop Floor Insight integrates directly with NAV to capture work progress and material usage in real-time, dramatically reducing the effort to manage production and job data.

  • Shop Floor InsightEliminate manual time entry with barcode scanning for Production Orders, Jobs, Service Orders, and Maintenance
  • Capture operational data on the shop floor or in the field, including consumption, output, scrap, and quality
  • Record non-productive and rework time for advanced reporting
  • Record time and attendance based on employee shifts with exception reporting
  • Multi-level timecard approval from shop floor or NAV
  • Automatically calculate overtime, shift differentials, etc for direct export to payroll systems
  • Access via web browser to enable data entry from mobile devices in the field or shop floor
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